In order to fully participate and be successful with your online course, you need to have a basic knowledge of computers. Navigating your online classroom environment, submitting projects and assignments, participating in the online discussions and taking tests will all require a basic understanding and comfort level with your virtual environment.
You will also need a computer and internet access as well as an active e-mail account you check regularly. Communication between yourself, the college, classmates and instructors will primarily take place through e-mail, so check your e-mail daily throughout the course of your class. Having print capabilities is always good to have, but not required for your online class.
Your computer must be running Windows XP, Vista or 7 for Windows users or Mac OS X or higher (in classic mode) for Mac users.
Recommended browsers are Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 3 or higher, Chrome 5 or higher or Safari 4 or higher. For more information visit www.iowacconline.org.